Travels from: Queensland
Learn applicable skills from a successful leader
Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, Customer Service, Leadership
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Ken Wright found his calling as a leader early in the course of his business career. Beginning as a bank teller in Australia, at age 16, Ken was quickly promoted and became the youngest bank manager appointed at the time in the Westpac Banking Corporation. He later went on to become CEO of Westpac Financial Services Limited in 1993, whose profitability grew by 425% under his guidance and leadership. He joined Aussie Home Loans, Australia’s leading non-bank lender, in 2000. As an executive there, Ken used his leadership capabilities and strategic planning and implementation skills to grow the business and raise profitability significantly beyond the expectations of management.
Ken’s success as a leader is not only limited to his professional life. He has applied his drive for achievement and his ability to set and focus on his goals to his personal life as well. He played three different sports—football, athletics, and cricket—semi-professionally while building his business career in Australia. He has also completed five marathons.
Ken also does keynote presentations on leadership and interactive workshops where he utilises the proven concepts explained in his best selling, award winning book 'The People Pill'.
Ken’s business experience includes 32 years in the financial services industry and 8 years as a CEO of a major financial group. With a long history of realizing his potential both in the business world and in his personal life, Ken attributes his success to being an approachable and understanding leader with very high expectations. He feels displaying empathy is important as you concentrate on engaging and inspiring your people while having an intent focus on superb implementation of key business objectives.
Ken's Speaking Topics include:
- Engaging Teams & Customers for Better Business Outcomes
- Purpose, Passion & Performance - 7 Engagement Habits that boost sales, performance and profit
- Personal Leadership - Personal Success Plan
- Extreme Customer Service - How to drive results by WOWing the customer